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How do I Make My Character Look Older? Answered

I have a character that I use for everything named Dark Surge, and a part of his backstory is that he's 35 developmentally (literally, he's 40,000,001), but he looks like an adolescent.  I'm not sure how I can make him older.  Any tips?  Thank you!

(These are his two side views; I am animating him, and so the two views are used as separate characters for simplicity.)

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mole1
mole1

7 years ago

I agree with Burf and Kiteman. You could also square his jaw and give him more muscle.

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StarscreamClone
StarscreamClone

Answer 7 years ago

His lack of muscle mass kind of draws from his back story; he's meant to be the reclusive, lowly medic (who actually turns out to be the most dangerous thing in the Universe). Have you ever seen the G1 Transformers?

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mole1
mole1

Answer 7 years ago

Just now googled it. I've changed the cheekbone and speaking chin. Bones become more pronounced with age.

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StarscreamClone
StarscreamClone

Answer 7 years ago

See, with that rendering, he seems like he's in his 40's. Thank you, though; I think I have the desired effect now for my purposes.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

7 years ago

Shorten the hair, add crow's feet and creases around the corners of the mouth.

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StarscreamClone
StarscreamClone

Answer 7 years ago

If needed, I'll add the creases, but how does this look?

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Answer 7 years ago

Try waaay shorter (think: military stubble), and I think you're still going to need the creases.

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StarscreamClone
StarscreamClone

Answer 7 years ago

Alright... let's see if I can pull it off.

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StarscreamClone
StarscreamClone

Answer 7 years ago

Thanks again, you're always a help.

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Vyger
Vyger

7 years ago

gravity starts to take over and everything starts to point to the center of the earth. Not many older people have ram rod straight backs.

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StarscreamClone
StarscreamClone

Answer 7 years ago

Again, it's a part of his storyline (I'm sorry, I probably should have put this in the main post); in his human form, he's over 50% robotic, and I would imagine that would help with spinal alignment and curvature.

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Burf
Burf

7 years ago

A smattering of gray in the hair, a small beard and/or moustache and a collared shirt would help.

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thematthatter
thematthatter

7 years ago

his hair for one thing. Not to many 35 year olds have a kid n play hair style.

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StarscreamClone
StarscreamClone

Answer 7 years ago

Yeah, er, I can't believe that didn't occur to me...